Forrest Gump – Winston Groom
I read this easy to read book quite quickly while on holiday. It was a bit disappointing to be honest. You know when you see a movie which is based on a novel you have read and you think to yourself “The book’s better” ? Well, in this case the movie is most definitely better.
Some of the book reads like a kids joke book, the adventures Forrest had were quite ridiculous and I was unconvinced and bored. For example, the failed space mission in which a male orangutan named Sue caused the shuttle to crash and Forrest, Sue and Major Fitch landed in New Guinea right in the middle of a cannibalistic tribe. They were saved from being eaten by among other things, Forrest’s chess genius.
Disappointed. I wonder if I had read this book before seeing the movie whether I’d have a different opinion. As I read I could hear Tom Hanks’ outstanding performance in my head…